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Associate of Arts in Cultural Studies


What will I learn?


This area of Concentration Studies trains and equips students to approach and synthesise knowledge from multiple perspectives informed by various disciplines, so that they will have the intellectual acumen and skills required for a range of academic fields. Students can apply a variety of methodologies in approaching and critically analysing cultural processes and issues in the local and global contexts. Distinctive features include:

  • Multi-disciplinary perspectives from theory and literature to art, media and popular culture;
  • Identifying and analysing the human, artistic and social values of diverse cultural practices, particularly in relation to challenges and conflicts in contemporary issues or debates.

Career Prospect

With their acumen, cultural sensitivity, strong analytic and language skills, graduates will be able to work in the field of arts and culture, publishing, marketing, advertising, media, journalism, public relations, event management, education and research.


Discipline Specific Content (24 Units)

  • Approaches to Studying Culture
  • Hong Kong Mainstream Culture
  • Aspects of Popular Culture
  • Media and Society
  • Hong Kong Subcultures
  • Myth and Fantasy
  • Professional English for the Media
  • Understanding Creativity through Works of Art* / Introduction to Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK$68,500.00 (7,16,527) per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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